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No. You may not use E-Verify to pre-screen employees. By signing the MOU to participate in E-Verify, you agree not to use E-Verify for pre-employment screening of job applicants, any unlawful employment practice, or any use not authorized by the MOU. If you use E-Verify procedures for any purpose other than as authorized by the MOU, you may be subject to appropriate legal action and termination of your access to E-Verify. In particular, prescreening applicants on the basis of citizenship status or national origin may violate the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1324b.


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